Monday, January 18, 2016

Etta's well visit

Etta is my tiny baby and may always be.... That is OK but I am a little worried that she hasn't gained weight. She is still getting taller though. Her Provider wants her to increase her protein intake. Her go to was to ask me to give her Pedisure. I just totally disagree with that. Pedisure is laced with chemicals, corn syrup, and useless empty calories. I was worried when I weaned Etta she would loose calories and nutrients but her diet has a lot of variety. She eats everything. She eats eggs, meat, milk, cheese, and yogurt. I really don't see how I can add a lot more protein to her diet. According to Early Intervention she is still globally delayed. According to her medical team she has FTT (failure to thrive) and a speech delay. She is scheduled for more blood work to check on several things. Hopefully we will have answers soon....


  1. Sending warm, healthy thoughts to your little bitty one.

  2. My son was falling off the weight charts from about 11 months of age, and his pediatrician also said without batting an eye to give him Pediasure. Yuck! That stuff is toxic! I did my own research, and with the doctor's okay (not sure why he didn't mention it in the first place), I gave him simple whey protein added to a glass of milk every day. My son loved it, and he gained the weight that he needed. I only used it for about six months. I don't know if it would help your daughter, but here's the brand I bought Natural Factors Whey Factors, Natural French Vanilla: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LVMRH2?refRID=E8RJXK73AEGVYAGYZ5X8&ref_=pd_cart_rp_1_1_p